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04-14-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 225
Posted By Moisture

The creaking on my integrated spindle bottom...

The creaking on my integrated spindle bottom bracket completely went away after retorquing the outboard bearings.
04-14-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 165
Posted By Moisture

In all honesty, the heavy and useless suntour...

In all honesty, the heavy and useless suntour fork on the roam will easily negate any potential benefit you might gain from slightly improved gearing in the rear cassette.
04-14-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 96
Posted By Moisture

Play around with your barrel adjustors and you...

Play around with your barrel adjustors and you should be able to get the shifting smooth again.

If the rear derailleur hesitates shifting up, you need to add some slack. Turn the barrel...
04-14-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 111
Posted By Moisture

I've come across some shimano biopace triples...

I've come across some shimano biopace triples with either 26/36/46 or 28/38/48. Would work fantastic under a variety of riding conditions.

I would suspect the skipping to be caused by other...
04-14-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 240
Posted By Moisture

Also my short cage shimano derailleur comfortably...

Also my short cage shimano derailleur comfortably clears up to 30, maybe 32t. It will shift into 34t, but the pulleys chatter against the cog. Playing around with the b limit screw didn't seem to do...
04-14-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 240
Posted By Moisture

This is the second time I switched over to my...

This is the second time I switched over to my Alex rim with the 9 speed cassette freehub on this bike. Initial impressions-

The rim itself is lighter and very stiff. Livelier response and very...
04-13-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 240
Posted By Moisture

Is it worth going through the effort of taking...

Is it worth going through the effort of taking apart my rim and changing to a freehub?
04-13-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Posted By Moisture

Personally I would try out the 48mm fork just to...

Personally I would try out the 48mm fork just to play around with both and see what I like more.

It depends mostly on how you ride, where, how aggressively and how much weight you have over the...
04-13-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 358
Posted By Moisture

Also helps with centre of gravity when tackling...

Also helps with centre of gravity when tackling turns. More so than simple improvement in aero.
04-13-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 358
Posted By Moisture

Generally speaking gravel should ideally require...

Generally speaking gravel should ideally require a slightly more stretched out feel in terms of the stem length, top tube and reach.

I dont think 2.5mm of crank arm length makes enough of a...
04-12-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 240
Posted By Moisture

As for the freewheel, I'm not the biggest fan of...

As for the freewheel, I'm not the biggest fan of the ratio spacing on my current one. I will probably replace it with a close ratio 7 speed freewheel down the road once its time to replace the chain....
04-12-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 240
Posted By Moisture

thanks gresp. My understanding is that the way...

thanks gresp. My understanding is that the way the freehub distributes the weight of each cog on a cassette results in a stronger design.

In all honesty, I'm getting tired of throwing money at my...
04-12-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 240
Posted By Moisture

Ive noticed that the wheel tends to loosen itself...

Ive noticed that the wheel tends to loosen itself inside the dropouts occasionally even though i have the QR clamped down pretty tight. I didn't have this issue when trying out my other QR equipped...
04-11-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,046
Posted By Moisture

im very happy with my Nishiki and don't wish to...

im very happy with my Nishiki and don't wish to go through the trouble of looking for yet another bike. I think I'll stick with it for now.
04-11-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 240
Posted By Moisture

Adjusting Chainline & Hub Spacing.

I have a rear wheel with a 130mm hub fitted to my bike with dropouts designed for 126mm. Im using the original 6 speed freewheel. I can get the rear wheel to clear the dropouts without bending or...
04-11-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,046
Posted By Moisture

To summarize very briefly, I think that other...

To summarize very briefly, I think that other than stack and reach, you'd want to consider the chainstay length, and consequently how slack or steep the seat tube angle is. Then you'll get factors...
04-11-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,046
Posted By Moisture

jma1st3r If I plan to use flat bars, what...

jma1st3r

If I plan to use flat bars, what sort of effective top tube length would you recommend?

I feel most comfortable with my 580mm top tube and a 130,140mm stem as of right now, for...
04-11-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,046
Posted By Moisture

I feel like it's not actually set far back enough...

I feel like it's not actually set far back enough for me. I end up pedalling with the balls of my feet just in front of the pedal spindle. I would need to try a different saddle because the current...
04-11-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,046
Posted By Moisture

Isn't it a normal top tube size for use with drop...

Isn't it a normal top tube size for use with drop bars?

Agree that for use with flat bars, I'll need a longer top tube and reach. I'm going to slam the stem almost all the way down into the...
04-11-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,288
Posted By Moisture

In that case, im almost never going down a hill...

In that case, im almost never going down a hill steep enough to warrant the need for 11t. Id rather have closer ratio spacing in the rest of the cassette and stick to 13t for final cog.

My...
04-11-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,046
Posted By Moisture

my bike. Nishiki Olympic Tri-A. You made...

my bike. Nishiki Olympic Tri-A.

You made some good suggestions. Thank you.

i am buying a 130mm 3ttt stem off my local classifieds next week.

The handling has already slowed down...
04-11-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,288
Posted By Moisture

HTupolev is this why I feel like I can go faster...

HTupolev is this why I feel like I can go faster on a 12 or even 13t final gear?
04-11-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 778
Posted By Moisture

You might want to look into a bike designed...

You might want to look into a bike designed around drop bars as a flat bar conversion candidate. You'll get the seat tube length you need, but with the short reach and top tube of a drop bar bike.
04-11-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 778
Posted By Moisture

I would look into a large or maybe even an XL...

I would look into a large or maybe even an XL bike and look into getting a short stem.

With your legs at full extension, you'll need a pretty short reach to feel more or less comfortable. It'll...
04-11-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,288
Posted By Moisture

Not so much about mechanical friction, but sort...

Not so much about mechanical friction, but sort of like achieving an optimal balance between top speed and average cadence in accordance to the majority of hills you may encounter in your area.

I...
04-11-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,288
Posted By Moisture

I dont think I've ever seen a cassette with a 9t...

I dont think I've ever seen a cassette with a 9t gear before. I would much prefer a 13t cassette. I feel like I can go faster with 12t down a steep gear than 11t.

So what's your decision re tire...
04-10-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 778
Posted By Moisture

You would need a long seat tube and a pretty...

You would need a long seat tube and a pretty short reach, stem and top tube. Id suggest going for the bigger size and probably changing to a shorter stem.
04-10-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 291
Posted By Moisture

The sooner you find yourself a good bike, the...

The sooner you find yourself a good bike, the better. The market continues to become more and more ridiculous. As long as you are patient you are guaranteed to find a good deal on a bike that will...
04-10-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 291
Posted By Moisture

Id say that the 90's produced some of the best...

Id say that the 90's produced some of the best quality bikes ever. It was the high quality materials of the 80's with a more modern touch on equipment and frame butting. For your needs, the...
04-09-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 291
Posted By Moisture

You can obtain a decent new bike for that money...

You can obtain a decent new bike for that money but you're best off taking your $600 dollars to the classifieds and patiently scour until you find a good deal. In the meantime, id recommend you start...
04-08-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 291
Posted By Moisture

I would recommend looking into a gravel bike. It...

I would recommend looking into a gravel bike. It will do nearly everything well.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,003
Posted By Moisture

Do you have a longer inseam and have consequently...

Do you have a longer inseam and have consequently tried longer than average crank arms? Have you at least tried a couple different sizes which were in proportion to your inseam?

A longer crank arm...
04-07-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,046
Posted By Moisture

What would you classify the tri a as in terms of...

What would you classify the tri a as in terms of fit?

"Sports touring bike? Aggressive fit?
04-07-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,046
Posted By Moisture

Much better! Would going 120-140mm stem be...

Much better!

Would going 120-140mm stem be too long? The handling already slowed down enough. It feels fantastic at speed though.

140mm + flat bars i think will be the longest id want to go...
04-07-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,563
Posted By Moisture

Went back to my 100mm stem. Much better fit. ...

Went back to my 100mm stem. Much better fit.

I'm comfortable and faster this way. The bars are lower than the seat. My riding style and position is changing dramatically.

Eventually, I think...
04-07-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,637
Posted By Moisture

I have used everything from 32mm to 100mm with...

I have used everything from 32mm to 100mm with flat and drop bars on my bikes.

The 100mm stem is alot more compliant and stable at speed. It doesn't like being hustled around tight turns. Prefers...
04-07-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,288
Posted By Moisture

The zaskar has a long reach more biased toward...

The zaskar has a long reach more biased toward single track use
04-07-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 500
Posted By Moisture

I like having wide rims in the front for better...

I like having wide rims in the front for better cornering stability. Can get away with something lighter and more narrow in the rear for better speed.

The width of the rim is what you should be...
04-07-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,046
Posted By Moisture

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,003
Posted By Moisture

195cranky you should be able to spin a bit faster...

195cranky you should be able to spin a bit faster and maybe slightly more smooth with 195.

I think my outboard bearing integrated spindle bottom bracket alone is quite helpful for maintaining a...
04-06-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 278
Posted By Moisture

I would not even physically spread the dropouts...

I would not even physically spread the dropouts on any steelframe to accept a different diameter hub.
04-06-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 278
Posted By Moisture

My Nishiki has an aftermarket 130mm hub with the...

My Nishiki has an aftermarket 130mm hub with the original 6 speed freewheel added in. If going from 126 to 130, getting the wheel in may be a bit of a challenge, but you dont need to physically cold...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By Moisture

Depends what gears you're using in the freewheel...

Depends what gears you're using in the freewheel but I agree that going for the larger size chainrings will not offer any benefit. What size are the crank arms?
04-04-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,046
Posted By Moisture

I'm about 191cm. I switched back to my...

I'm about 191cm.

I switched back to my original 100mm stem yesterday. I'm very happy with the fit. I already have the bars comfortably below the saddle, but Im still not quite as low as i would...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,003
Posted By Moisture

195cranky have you tried 200 or 205mm arms before?

195cranky have you tried 200 or 205mm arms before?
04-04-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 435
Posted By Moisture

Nothing wrong with indoor training . ...

Nothing wrong with indoor training
.

Don't push hard on the cranks and your knee will be fine. No hard bursts of energy.
04-04-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,031
Posted By Moisture

Whats wrong with gas pipe frames?

Whats wrong with gas pipe frames?
04-03-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,288
Posted By Moisture

The BB drop on my Zaskars measures to be about...

The BB drop on my Zaskars measures to be about 285mm with 26x2" tires fitted. This is low for a XC bike.

The angles are also pretty aggressive. I'd say it's designed more like a flat bar gravel...
03-30-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,105
Posted By Moisture

Okay, thanks. I'll give it a try. I've read...

Okay, thanks. I'll give it a try.

I've read that link through twice just to be safe .

So my understanding is that single speed specific components are useful for longer term with regards to...
03-30-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 816
Posted By Moisture

Apparently the Driveline cranks need the preload...

Apparently the Driveline cranks need the preload bolt to be torqued down to 15ft/lb after tightening the pinch bolts.

Not so with Shimano or FSA.
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